The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene

by

Nina Calhoun

Reviews

Ste Davies believes The 48 Laws of Power is a must-read book for those who are looking for guidance on the way to get power ethically. It shamelessly gives details on how to get power cunningly (Davies). Davies thinks The 48 Laws of Power is the best book among all Greene’s books as celebrities and political leaders are great fans of the book. The book provides the reader with several strategies to achieve his goal as it draws on 3000 years of history in its writing. Ste Davies praises the author as he might have taken a lot of time to research, collect information and categorize them into powers hence giving his reader a good piece.

Davies also believes the book will stand the taste of time as it has many historical references and its attention to details are thorough. It can be referred to even in the coming years as human nature does not change (Davies). According to Davies, Each law will resonate more when related to the reader’s life circumstances. He also recommends the book for those looking for power and those who want to know when someone is manipulating ways against you to earn power (Davies). It is clear that people want power and want, but it’s something that many don’t talk about. According to him, power is status, money, dominance, and control and people are always willing to do anything g to get it. The book Makes readers understand what powerful people in the world did to get where they are. The laws should be referred to when on ones way to power.

According to Kirkus review, Robert Greene has created an anti-book of virtues on his ways to acquire power. The author clearly states that everyone wants power and one must appear civil to crush the masters. The power game needs wisdom and has rules to be followed (Kirkus Review). Kirkus review believes The 48 Laws of Power reduces someone to be ruthless, greedy, manipulative and insincere. Each law has its chapter in the book, for instance, pose as a friend is a chapter and work as a spy is also a chapter in the book. Each chapter has a subsection explaining what happens to those who follow a specific law.

Kirkus Review thinks The Book is pure nonsense as the rules and laws can also contradict themselves. At one point the rule says the one who wants power should be conspicuous and another law says one should behave like others. Kirkus Review Believes Greene did not define power and did not also offer evidence of the powers from the world he believes all of us live in. To the review, the world may be the way the book puts it but not always like that.

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